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Prayer Requests from May 9, 2021

Prayer Requests from May 9, 2021

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Marsha Becker: Please ease the pain of those who mourn the loss of loved ones on this day. Please bless each moment of each day for all of us who remain.

Wayne & Debbie Frisbie: Please pray for Jeffery as he moves to his next duty station Groten, Connecticut! Please pray for Bob Brown and his family. We are all better for knowing him.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Prayers for Bob Brown.

Harold & Trisha Schultz: Please pray for Darcy Lamont, Harold’s boss. He had cancer surgery and is struggling to recover. Please also pray for his family.

Glenn & Judy Sanborn: Please pray for Bob Brown, our dear brother. Also, Glenn’s brother, George Sanborn is in the hospital in Bend, Oregon on a ventilator with COVID. Please pray for him.

Cole Litalien: Please pray for my mother and stepfather, Suzy & Kelsey McHughes.

Jo Allen: Please pray for Bob Brown. He is now in Hospice.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for Glenn Sanborn’s brother. Prayers for Bob Brown, our sick and shut-ins, our leaders of the church and the country. Pray for my daughter and the trials, she is going through. Pray for my friend, Marty.

Misty Stemmene: Please pray for my best friend and her hubby they are working on buying their first home.

Jim & Judy Lundy: Prayers for Chris, Brenda, Mylea, & Michael Harlan. They are driving home from Mylea’s graduation from Harding.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Continued prayers for Bob Brown and his family. So glad to see Tom Chaney, pray for his continued healing.

Kelsey & Suzy McHughes: Please keep Bob Brown and his family and friends in prayer.

Arrty & Jen Rude: Please pray for Jen’s mom and dad as they drive home from the east coast this week.

Georgette Rude: Please pray for Danny, a worker in the Garden of Prayer who had a house fire and is desperate for supplies to rebuild, as he does not have resources.

Les & Nancy Biby: Prayers for Bob Brown.

Candice Cross: Prayers for my friend, Patty, her cancer came back.

Bonnie Boulton: I am thankful my son, Brian is here today.

David & Linda Bruner: Thank you for your prayers. We had a safe trip and are glad to be home until the next trip!

 

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Sermon: May 9, 2021

Heaven

Part 5:
“Heaven is for Real”

by Michael Lewis

May 9, 2021

“’Yes,’ Jesus replied, ‘and I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne…’”  -Matthew 19:28

Heaven is for real:

1. Heaven is a place.

“And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.”  -Revelation 21:10

“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”  -John 14:2-4

“We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.”  -Romans 8:23

“He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”  -Philippians 3:21

“For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.”  -1 Corinthians 15:53-54

“We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.”  -2 Corinthians 5:2-3

2. Heaven is about a people.

a. There will be work.

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”  -Genesis 2:15

I believe we will be involved in the family business… Reigning.

“Then God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.’”  -Genesis 1:28

“If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him.”  -2 Timothy 2:11-12

“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.”  -Romans 8:17

“For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.”  -Ephesians 2:6

b. There will be worship.

3. Heaven is about a person.

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is among His people. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be intimately with them.”  -Revelation 21:3

“…you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does…”  -Ephesians 6:8

“‘Yes,’ Jesus replied, ‘and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property-along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.”  -Mark 10:29-31

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Live Stream: May 9, 2021

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Bulletin: May 9, 2021

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Our Worship…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Above All Else
Shout Hallelujah
Magnificat
Video: Mother’s Day
Family News
Prayer
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Create in Me
Someday
Communion
Every Time
This World is NOT My Home
(dismiss children)
Video: I Have Overcome the World
Message: Heaven is for Real
To Canaan’s Land I’m on My Way  (vs 1 and 4)
Prayer of Blessing
Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord

Church Family Update…

We are so thankful for moms among us… Please pick up a small gift from us for the important work you do in blessing your children.

Remember our Sunday morning Bible class… Arrty Rude has begun a new class on…  “Humility.” Check it out. And a special thanks for Dale Herboldt’s class on, “Angels.”

Baby Bottle Boomerang begins today… Please pick up your bottle in the lobby so you might collect your change to support, “Open Arms.” They help unwed mothers who wish to place their children with loving parents. It is a great cause.

Calling all LIFEgroups… It is time to start discussing meeting again. We know a few groups with younger members began meeting some weeks ago. As more and more are vaccinated, groups should assess when they can safely meet again. LIFEgroups are extremely important to our church life.

Pottery Painting Day… May 24, 6:30-8:30 at Hands To Art. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Alyson Klein 405-401-6596 (alysonklein@gmail.com) Pay for your own project. Bring finger foods and drinks to share.

Remember to pass along your prayer requests…. Sometimes there is not a lot we can do for another going through a crisis except to communicate our support of them. But we can always enlist our church family to pray for them. It’s powerful and effective. Respond today with your requests.

We are continuing a food drive for Newby-Ginnings leading up to this year’s Memorial Day… This non-profit group is benefiting vets returning home after their service to our country and has become a favorite of our church family. Here are the requested items: soup of any kind (but tomato is a favorite of vets); canned meats (tuna in water, chicken, beef); pork-n-beans, French cut green beans; diced tomatoes, carrots, canned potatoes (including yams); Ramen noodles (any kind, these are in great demand); creamed corn, canned fruit, apple sauce; and boxed cereals.

Our Seniors Graduating 2021

Christine Gutierrez
Jesse Harlan
Makena Sande
Caleb Swaim
Rosie Campbell
Rachel Cutler
Britni Welter
Sadie Annotti

Senior Sunday is June 6th!

Kicking It At The Kroc Center – May 15th
Mark your calendars for this day!
Monthly Minute in the Word
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
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Encouragement from David Bruner

Encouraging note :

 

When I was young several of my brothers and I were into sports and competition. I also learned that I was not that great as an athlete, but competition continued to drive us in life. At some point I learned that life is not all about competition, but more about persevering in the task we have in this life. As God’s children we need to persevere in the task he has set for us whether this is a race we are running by ourselves or if we are running together.

Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus.”

I know it’s great to start well, especially when you’re competing, but it is more important to finish well with our focus and trust on God.

David

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Prayer Requests from May 2, 2021

Prayer Requests from May 2, 2021

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

 Hebrews 11:1

Dale Herboldt: Please pray for Brad & Marie Clarke’s, daughter-in-law, Kyha Clarke. Her mother was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning. This family needs our prayers and attention as they go through this difficult time. Please keep them all in your prayers.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for the Cushman families at the loss of their mom and mine too. Prayers for all that are sick, the shut-ins, those traveling and one another.

Georgette Rude: Please pray for Candice to get well from a cold. Also, prayers for Kent with health issues.

Harold & Trisha Schultz: Please pray for our son, Justin Schultz, to have faith in our Lord, Savior, & Our Father.

Whitney Frisk: Prayers for my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law, Levi. Prayers also please for Nathan and my family. We are moving to Oklahoma later this summer and would love prayers through this transition.

Judy Mueller: I love the different flowers up front every month!

Marsha Becker: Life at time stings. Thank you God for the blessings of the beauty around us that lets us take a reprieve from life’s difficulties.

Howard & Delvona Rude: We are so thankful for answered prayers in our family and our church family as well. Praise God!

Jim & Judy Lundy: Thanksgivings that the Charles & Vinita Buchanan were able to be at worship today.

Betty Rude: Thankful for our safety in driving home. So good to be here. Prayers for my family they are going through different things.

Dan & Teri Dupey: So thankful for Christian’s great song leading this Sunday and Michael’s insight on heaven.

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Sermon: May 2, 2021

Heaven

Part 4:
“Heaving is Coming to Us”

by Michael Lewis

May 2, 2021

The Bible teaches when we die we immediately go to be with the Lord.

“Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ Jesus answered him, ‘I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.'”  -Luke 23:42-43

“Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.”  -Philippians 1:22-24

“For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.”  -2 Corinthians 5:1-3

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.”  – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Exactly what happens after we die?  Heaven come down to meet us.

  • Revelation 21:1-4
  • Heaven came down to be among God’s people
  • What if heaven is on earth?

“He must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.”  -Acts 3:21

“…I assure you that when the world is made new…”  -Matthew 19:28

2 Peter 3:10-12

  • V10: “…heaven and earth will pass away.”
  • V11: “…everything will be destroyed.”
  • V12: “…it will be destruction by fire.”

What we can look forward to:

  1. It will be existence without a curse.
  2. The new earth has been planned, but is NOT here yet (1 Thess. 4:13-18).
  3. But what difference does that make right now?
    1. It fills me with excitement and hope for what will be.
    2. The new earth informs and motivate who I want to be right now.

Motivating holiness now by what is to come…

  • Colossians 3:1-15
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-24

“But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.”  -2 Peter 3:13-14

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Bulletin: May 2, 2021

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Our Worship…

Blue Skies and Rainbows
Behold Our God
Beautiful One
Family News
Days of Elijah
Here I Am to Worship
A Wonderful Savior
Communion
I Can Only Imagine
Congregational Reading:
Ps 33:20-22
Higher Ground (vs 1, 3, 4, standing)
Video: Ps 33 Hope
Message: Heaven is Coming to Us
Heaven Came Down (vs 1 and 3, standing)
Prayer of Blessing
Awesome God

Church Family Update…

Remember our Sunday morning Bible class… Dale Herboldt continues to teach about angels at 9am each Sunday. Learn more about these divine creatures.

Baby Bottle Boomerang kicks-off next Sunday… Plan on participating this year.

Calling all LIFEgroups… It is time to start discussing meeting again. We know a few groups with younger members began meeting some weeks ago. As more and more are vaccinated, groups should assess when they can safely meet again. LIFEgroups are extremely important to our church life.

Post Falls LIFEgroup… Post Falls Lifegroup is looking for new members and a co-leader. Sunday nights at 4pm. Call Anita Poland for more details.

Pottery Painting Day… May 24, 6:30-8:30 at Hands To Art. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Alyson Klein 405-401-6596 (alysonklein@gmail.com) Pay for your own project. Bring finger foods and drinks to share.

Remember to pass along your prayer requests…. Sometimes there is not a lot we can do for another going through a crisis except to communicate our support of them. But we can always enlist our church family to pray for them. It’s powerful and effective. Respond today with your requests.

We are continuing a food drive for Newby-Ginnings leading up to this year’s Memorial Day… This non-profit group is benefiting vets returning home after their service to our country and has become a favorite of our church family. Here are the requested items: soup of any kind (but tomato is a favorite of vets); canned meats (tuna in water, chicken, beef); pork-n-beans, French cut green beans; diced tomatoes, carrots, canned potatoes (including yams); Ramen noodles (any kind, these are in great demand); creamed corn, canned fruit, apple sauce; and boxed cereals.

2nd Annual Ladies Retreat at the Savenac Tree Farm… October 1-3. Mark your calendars for this fun event.

Youth Spotlight!

Hunter Stoll

What is your favorite food?
Steak

What is your favorite movie?
Avengers Endgame

Who is your favorite superhero?
Venom

Fun at The Kroc Center – May 15th… mark your calendars for this day!

Looking for Service Projects…
Let me know if there is something the Youth Group can help with around your house.

We had a great turnout for the Camp Work Day!
I am beyond excited to see how God uses this camp to enrich his kingdom for years to come. God blessed our congregations with this beautiful land near Fruitland, WA.

We are honoring our graduating seniors on June 6th.  Mark your calendar and let’s celebrate this achievement.

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Prayer Requests from April 25, 2021

Prayer Requests from April 25, 2021

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Marci Nelson: Praise God for all our blessings and his beautiful creation where we can see Him each moment. Let’s open our eyes to Him and pray for others as well.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Prayers for Sally Truitt. Her cancer has returned in her throat. Pray for strength to endure treatment again.

Michelle Taylor: Please pray for a very close family friend of ours, Katie Thompson. Her younger brother passed away yesterday. Please pray for her family as they deal with this sudden and unexpected loss.

Michael Lewis: Please pray God will touch hearts where as many as possible will get a COVID vaccination as soon as possible. Please protect and bless the health of our church family. Also, I am so thankful for the financial health of our congregation. May God bless us as we continue to spiritually grow.

Georgette Rude: Please pray for those coming to the garden for answered prayers.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Prayers for Betty Rude and Mary Petersen driving from Arizona to Coeur d’Alene. Prayers for the camp. Remember AJ, he is home with back pain.

Christian Eggar: Please pray for my Uncle Jake. He was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Please pray for his family.

Church office: Please pray for the family of Duane Hagadon. He passed away last week. He impacted a lot of lives in our surrounding area.

From the Garden of Prayer: Please pray for my dad. He needs to find God. He says that there is no heaven or hell. Please pray for him. Scarlett. Please pray that my grandma gets better. Forgiven.

Larry & Sylvia Slate: Betty Rude & Mary Petersen are traveling from Arizona to Coeur d’Alene. Prayers for safety as they make the long drive.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray the pain in my back is better soon. Prayers for Bob Brown, and all of our shut-ins. My sister, Holly comes home Tuesday for a long recovery. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. God bless you all!

Candice Cross: A dear friend’s cancer came back and she will be starting treatment. It is stage four.

Juliana & Harrison Faux: Please pray that I will get relief from my chronic body/back pain and that God will heal me.

Les & Nancy Biby: Please pray for our friend, Sue Hastings in Illinois. She was hospitalized with ulcerative colitis.  So glad to see Helen Rouse today! Thankful that so many are back in services.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: We appreciate Dale’s class on Angels.

Brad Roberts: Thank you for your prayers on behalf of our brother, Alex Jahay. Alex is doing great! Praise God for He is good!

Brad & Marie Clark: Our friend, Mock is home recovering from knee surgery and is on 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment. Alicia & Austin are doing much better after the surgery delivery of their stillborn child.

Helen Rouse: So good to be back!

 

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